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Is dha the same thing as omega's found in fish oil?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Dha is omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid.
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism 36 years experience
No: Our ability to produce sufficient dha for optimal health and development is probably inadequate; thus, consumption of preformed n-3 lcpufas, such as in fish, is recommended. Fish is the primary dietary source for two n-3 (also known as omega-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 lcpufas): docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) .Dha appears to be more important for earl.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Dha or docosahexaenoic acid is one of the omega-3 fatty acids, the others being ala and epa. Fish oil has a high concentration of dha. Other sources include dietary supplements and maternal milk. The human body can alo synthesize dha from alpha-linolenic acid, one of the essential fatty acids.
Dr. Nicholas Partenope
undefined 43 years experience
DHA & EPA: Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) and epa (eicosapentaenoic acid) are both omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of cold water fish. In our bodies epa can be broken down into dha, so both result in the same set of health benefits.

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